What Does Mouse Scat Look Like?
Mouse droppings typically measure less than 1/4" in length and are found in areas near food, like kitchen cupboards and drawers, as well as along pathways the mice consistently travel, such as alongside walls and under the cover of furniture. Collections of scat are generally composed of a few separate pellets, which are pointed at the ends. Some professionals compare mice droppings to grains of rice in terms of shape.
Signs of Infestation
When a mouse infestation is present in the home, mouse feces are, too. In fact, the rodents' droppings are often spotted before individuals encounter any adult mouse. Mouse droppings can be harmful, or even fatal, when inhaled or consumed, as the mice are known to carry various diseases. Critter Control of NW Washington specializes in professional removal of pest animals, Contact Us to schedule an appointment!
Hazards of Mouse Feces
Proper sanitation is essential wherever mouse droppings are found. The feces can transmit a variety of diseases including hantavirus, salmonella, and lymphocytic chorio-meningitis (LCM). Proper removal of rodent fecal matter involves the use of masks and gloves to prevent exposure, and infested buildings should be aired out after being sanitized to prevent respiratory infection. The only way to make sure of safe and complete removal of the issue is to employ professional wildlife control specialists to treat for the mouse infestation. Call Critter Control of NW Washington today to schedule an appointment!